Our Team

Business Team

Principal & Chief Operating Officer

lori-hoch-color-headshot_768Lori Hoch, J.D. is a Principal of Cortina Asset Management where she has served as the Chief Operating Officer since its inception in 2004. She is also Cortina’s Chief Compliance Officer. Lori has 20 years experience in the investment industry. She began her career as a securities attorney for two large law firms. Prior to Cortina, she was with M&I Investment Management Corp., now known as BMO Asset Management Corp., and the Marshall Funds where she served as Chief Compliance Officer and headed the IRA Rollover Department where she successfully launched a new product and was responsible for product marketing and design. Lori is a frequent speaker on compliance, trading and operations topics. Lori serves on Cortina Asset Management’s Board of Managers.
Education: B.S. in Finance – Business Administration and B.A. in Political Science, University of Arizona; J.D., University of Southern California Law Center

 

Phone: 414.225.7365

Email: lhoch@cortina-am.com

Managing Director, Institutional Services

jim-klaus-color-headshot_768Jim Klaus is Managing Director of Institutional Services and has been with Cortina Asset Management since 2009. He has 19 years experience in the investment industry. Jim’s primary responsibilities include institutional client service and consultant relations. In this role, he works closely with the investment team on the investment process, as well as client portfolio oversight and implementation. Prior to joining Cortina, Jim served as a Senior Relationship Manager working with institutional clients and investment consultants with Wells Capital Management. Before that he was with M&I Investment Management Corp., now known as BMO Asset Management Corp., in the role of Vice President for institutional client service and portfolio management.
Education: B.S. in Economics, University of Wisconsin – Madison; M.S. in Finance, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

 

Phone: 414.225.7377

Managing Director, Institutional Sales

justin-bushweiler-color-headshot_768Justin Bushweiler is Managing Director of Institutional Sales and has been with Cortina Asset Management since 2012. He has 11 years experience in the investment industry. Justin’s primary responsibilities include maintaining consultant relations, as well as institutional business development. His career in asset management began at Russell Investments where he was charged with relationship management, working with brokers, banks, endowments and foundations. While at Marquette University, Justin was President of the Blue and Gold Investment Club, which is responsible for managing a portion of Marquette University’s endowment fund.
Education: B.B.A. in Finance, Marquette University

 

Phone: 414.225.7380